Coconut Cream Pie Bars





they are HEAVENLY: creamy coconut, a cloud of whipped cream, and a buttery shortbread crust. It doesn’t get better than this for a coconut fan. Enjoy!

Coconut Cream Pie Bars ( from WillowBirdBaking.com )

Ingredients:
Crust:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Coconut Cream Filling:
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cold water (for stabilizing)
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin (for stabilizing)
  • 3-4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 cup coconut, for toasting